Array
Lifestyle

Take a Free Tour of Manila's Last Forest Park This Weekend

You'll help save it in the process

Shares
Photography: Adrian Biblanias | Wikipedia

Arroceros Forest Park, dubbed as the "Last Lung of Manila," has been under constant threat since it was established in 1993 by the City of Manila along with private environmental group Winner Foundation. Its most recent one? The long list of developers hoping to get their hands on this small pocket of green land and turn it into a new road, a high-rise condominium, or even a mall. To raise awareness about the ecological importance of Arroceros Forest Park, Philippine Native Plants Conservation Society is hosting a free-for-all guided tree walk on July 22, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

 

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

 

The Arroceros Forest Park, which is along Antonio Villegas Street in Ermita, is home to over 1,500 trees, thousands of tree varieties, and 10 bird species despite its small size. Native trees include bagras, bitaog, narra, molave, and red balete. Most of these were donated by the Manila Seedling Bank in the '90s and taken care of by volunteers from Winner Foundation.

To sign up, log on to Guided Tree Walk at Arroceros Forest Park's Facebook page.

Main Photo: Adrian Biblanias | Wikipedia

This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Realliving.com.ph editors.

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares
Recommended Videos

Latest Stories

6 DIY Ideas To Organize Your Cable Clutter At Home

Learn about some creative ways to solve this common home dilemma!

7 Stores to Shop for Kids and Child-Sized Furniture (Beds, Chairs and Tables, and More)

Let your child's personality shine by choosing unique pieces for her room!

10 Cute Pots for Your Plant Babies

Give your little green friends the home they deserve!

Andi Manzano Offers a Peek at Her Line of Child-Sized Furniture (Available in October!)

The actress collaborated with a home store that specializes in furniture for babies and kids.

Where to Find Wall Stickers for Your Child's Bedroom (No Need for a New Paint Job!)

You can get wall stickers in lots of unique colors and designs.

'Walang Trabahong Pang-Forever': 5 Lessons on Investing from Dimples Romana

Dimples and her husband have been investing in real estate properties since 16 years ago when they got married.

Take Note: Here's How Often You Should Wash Your Bed Sheets

There's a recommended general rule of thumb you should remember.

The 5-Basket System: How to Declutter Your Home Once and for All

Get rid of all the unnecessary junk that may have accumulated in your home finally.

Experts Say Having These 5 Colors at Home Will Make You Happier!

Thinking of giving your home a makeover? Make sure you choose the colors wisely!

'Good Utang vs Bad Utang': 10 Money Lessons From the Megastar Sharon Cuneta

Having a property to call your own is still the best investment, says Sharon Cuneta

Not All Electric Fans Are Created Equal! 7 Things to Consider When Buying One

Fans are a necessity in all Pinoy homes, so make sure yours is a reliable model!

7 Ways to Brighten Dark Rooms if Your House Doesn't Get Natural Light

First tip: Update your old light bulbs!
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!